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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
2WD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,670 $83,070
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,938 $74,800
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,936 $70,520
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,985 $66,295
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $75,286 $80,520
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,553 $72,250
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,551 $67,970
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,601 $63,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,032
$59,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,400
$63,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1040 / month
$1062 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot. Especially if towing capability matters, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious--and most fashionable--luxury SUVs you can get.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 35.0 25.60
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.20
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.10
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 65.20
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.30
Third Head Room (in) 38.9 37.90
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.50
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.5 61.70
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 39.00
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 41.10
Passenger Volume (ft³) 143.6 -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.60
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 65.20
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 84.3 79.00
Track Width, Front (in) 64.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 201.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 75.90
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 116.00
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 9.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - N/A
Step Up Height - Side (in) - 21.80
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 202.50
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 9.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 84.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 93.8 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 19.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.0 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 52.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 49.4 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.9 13.5 x 0.787
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.3 13 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 26
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.75
Tires
Front Tire Size P275/55R19 P265/65R18
Spare Tire Size NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA QXK
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZRS
Rear Tire Size P275/55R19 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QXK
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - N/A
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 1245
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7500 8300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5467 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2810
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2717
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 14000
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 17.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 3600 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 455 @ 1600-2400 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA L94
Displacement 3.0L/182 6.2L/376
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 18
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MYC
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.34 4.02
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Cadillac Escalade
Body Code - N/A
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A 1.81
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A 1.81
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.42
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3925
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.7 11.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 1 (2012)
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type - Swing-out
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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